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In Email, Zimmerman’s Local Police Chief Agrees He’s Another ‘Sandy Hook’ Waiting To Happen

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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In Email, Zimmerman’s Local Police Chief Agrees He’s Another ‘Sandy Hook’ Waiting To Happen

BY JUDD LEGUM ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 AT 5:11 PM

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell

Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell

Police Chief Steve Bracknell, who is responsible for the Florida town where George Zimmerman resides, agreed in a series of emails that Zimmerman is a “ticking time bomb” and another “Sandy Hook” waiting to happen.

Bracknell expressed his views in response to two emails from Santiago Rodriguez, who reached Bracknell through a contact form on the police department’s website. Bracknell confirmed the emails’ authenticity to ThinkProgress and subsequently tried to distance himself from the remarks.

Rodriguez’s first email was an extended, and sometimes angry, critique of how the Lake Mary Police Department handled their response to the recent altercation between George Zimmerman, his wife and his father in law. Rodriguez told Bracknell that he had a responsibility to charge Zimmerman because he was another “Sandy Hook… waiting to happen.” Bracknell responded with a detailed defense of the police department’s conduct, but explicitly endorsed Rodriguez’s comments on Sandy Hook.

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[Ellipses are from the original email.]

Asked to elaborate on his email, Bracknell attempted to distance himself from Rodriguez’s comments, saying he did not agree and was “referring to the fact that [Zimmerman] seems to be involved in incidents” involving firearms.

In his second email, Rodriguez called Zimmerman a “ticking time bomb” who will snap “sooner or later.” Again, Bracknell agreed.

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The full email exchange between Rodriguez and Bracknell is available here.

The police are still deciding whether or not to charge Zimmerman in connection to the incident. They are attempting to recover video of alleged assault that Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, recorded with her iPad. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, acknowledged that Zimmerman broke the iPad into pieces before the police arrived. According to witnesses, Zimmerman also punched his father-in-law in the nose.

In her call to 911, Shellie Zimmerman told the police that Zimmerman was threatening her with his gun. “I don’t know what he’s capable of. I’m really, really scared,” Shellie said.

Zimmerman told police at the scene that he did not have a gun, according to Bracknell and a police department spokesman. O’Mara, however, insisted on CNN that he did have a gun on him during the entire incident. Bracknell told ThinkProgress that one of them isn’t “telling the truth.”

What is not in dispute is that Zimmerman, despite his legal troubles and the police chief’s concerns, is still permitted to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Florida. In Florida, unlike other states like New York and New Jersey, authorities have no discretion over whether to grant or revoke concealed carry permits. Dr. Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, recently told Salon, “You’ve got all kinds of George Zimmermans and everything in between there who fall through the cracks of our exclusions. But if you ask any reasonable person how comfortable they are with an individual like that running around with a concealed, loaded gun, the vast majority would say they are not.”


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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Sep. 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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At this point, all the publicity George is getting is feeding his ego.

He is best left alone.

I do, however, agree, he is indeed a ticking time bomb.  That seems obvious.

mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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He's crazy.


lga1965
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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I wonder what his "fan club" thinks about this ?
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Della529
by Matlock on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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Lets see them defend this.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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Quoting mommajen32:

He's crazy.


Hey there.  Good to see  ya.  Hope all is well.

PrEgGoSaUrUs
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:

At this point, all the publicity George is getting is feeding his ego.

He is best left alone.

I do, however, agree, he is indeed a ticking time bomb.  That seems obvious.


Well maybe he shouldn't try so hard to give the media something to talk about. Where is Casey Anthony, nobody knows or cares. George needs to just get lost.
Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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Very. This guy need to be behind bars. I don't feel safe with him walking around knowing my uncle lives in that area. 

Quoting Della529:

 Interesting

http://www.scribd.com/doc/167674421/Zimmerman-Lake-Mary-Emails


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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Quoting Della529:

 Interesting

http://www.scribd.com/doc/167674421/Zimmerman-Lake-Mary-Emails

Zimmerman, for now, knows exactly what he is doing.  He is calculated and manipulative.

Sooner or later karma is going to bite him the ass.  I just pray, truly, that no one is harmed or killed before this happens.  Honestly, however, I see him killing some one else before he trips himself up.

People who have half a brain in their head see him for what he truly is.  There are many people in this world who are evil, rotten and ugly people.  They skirt the laws, they play the laws, the play by the book, so to speak.  Until........... that until will arrive some day.

His 'fan club'.........I feel sorry for those people.  I truly do pity them.

But, we need to leave them all to their own devices.  They will all help build up George so when he falls, he will fall harder.

Evil walking..........

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

as he's neither a psychic nor a shrink, such an assessment is above his paygrade. 


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